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not understand the military? so the budget hearings required us of course, we don't talk about all of the sudan's but i like teaching the course. >> the idea to give a government check there is extra responsibilities. >> and also one more project, a book giveaway? >> one time one-shot that we have a load of fox we collected a bunch of books have never been paid per truckload to go to a landfill. so let's do another and another. we just passed five 5/6 billionth book. looked at the football field. side to side with and that is about to tractor to there and it is a library and a box. then we send items so some of the review books we dead and we believe we have the largest volunteer base contribution in the world that we can ship in expensive way. we have 4,048 contained but other organizations start at 16,000 because they use individuals. we bring them in and sort them out. >> and but to other countries? >> we have done 40 countries. most african but you pakistan, tajikistan and south american countd sort them out. >> and but to other countries? >> we have done 40 countries. most african but you
security is imperative to the success of today's military. which, by the way, uses 93% of the energy that's used by the federal government, which is the largest user of energy in this country. as our current chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general dempsey, has said, without improving our energy security we are not merely standing still as a nation, we are falling behind. let's be clear. energy security is national security. and our military leadership understands this. other countries, including some of our strongest competitors, also understand this and we ignore this fact at our own peril. i saw some of the innovations that the navy has adopted earlier this year when i chaired a hearing for the energy subcommittee on water and power down in norfolk aboard the uss kersarge. the purpose was to highlight the advancements the navy continues to make in harnessing renewable energy resources. up with of those resources i saw is homegrown -- homegrown biofuels. and the navy recently demonstrated the capability of advanced biofuels during massive exercise that featured a carrier strike gr
us? we been halted by the long, but this time of what to document every step of the way. one of my triplet sons was taken out of football because of concussions years ago. now knowing what i know, the game can be made safer. the game is being made safer. so very quickly what we did is we parachuted into oklahoma. we've been following 18 for the entire season. we started in february at each monthly visit them for a week. we've been filming them. their concussion rate has plummeted to we put together our risk management program, 15 different steps. we have a celeron matters, hit sensors on their helmet at the high school level, so we are tracking heads. we are tracking everything that these boys walk we been able to get them. no helmets, not just a correct fit but how to measure it. most import message i have is that the kids want these ether and their helmet or as an earbud or mouthpiece. they want that responsibility taken away from themselves. so right now they are underreported and this this is really helping. >> let me bring bill maher to this conversation. as we mentioned as an
people were very strategic in their use of their resources. and they had a lot. obama raised about a billion dollars. they were very strategic. obama's campaign can buy a television advertisement at the lowest rate possible, whereas the television stations, local television stations that are selling that want to make as much money as possible and they don't have to offer low rate to the super pacs. they can charge the super pac as much as the market will bear and in fact because of the saturation, and they in fact did say that many were paying 10 or 15 times more for 30 seconds in the obama campaign was. so i don't want to say that -- it would be satisfying to say money didn't have any effect, so despite the billions that report and the people trying to manipulate elections or even worse, another aspect of the citizens united campaign was an employer received both the sample ballot to his workers paychecks. so they would get an idea of how you wanted them to vote. there were a lot of employers who did that. but romney encouraged employers to do that. in terms of citizens united, fi
] on behalf of all of us with the miami book fair, we want to welcome you to the 29th book fair, believe it or not. [cheers and applause] this is a remarkable undertaking. it takes the work of literally hundreds and hundreds of volunteers. we have a remarkable board of directors who work extremely hard at doing this year round. none of this at all could happen without the good, good support of everyone here at miami-dade college, and let's give them a huge round of applause. [applause] >> and we're particularly appreciative of the sponsors. without the sponsors and the funding from foundations and governmental agencies, we would not be able to bring you all this wonderful literary extravaganza. >> and, of course, our friends. many of you are friends to have miami book fair. and a way that you can support this book fair and make sure that it goes on for another 29 years as well. [applause] if you, if you look at downstairs, there's a friends booth, and you're more than welcome to sign up if you'd like. i'd also like to tell you that make sure you pick up a fairgoers' guide on your way out
who mentioned this to me as us going out the door last night, we had three major house special elections over the last couple of years. one in pennsylvania, mark critz one that when. one in new york when chris lee, he is sending videos or photographs of his shortlist top left office in upstate new york, was replaced by the democrat kathy hogle. and the third, when arizona seat open up after congressman giffords stepped down after the horrible shooting. she was replaced by congressman barber. the democrats won all three of those special elections, and each and every case they said they won because of medicare. did somebody say medicare? at what was, medicare. and then what the democrats had was, and we're going to use that as a template for winning in the twinkling election. didn't work at the congressional -- 2012 election. women look at the exit polls and we see why people voted and how they voted, sometimes it's not so civil. the exit polls have some very strange results. i'll get into a couple of these. is the country had in the right direction or sears off on the wrong trac
park system" it reminds us of the but we are the unregulated legislators of the world. [applause] >> can you hear me? professor, it is a h. by coach share from african-american and studies. after they look after a valve one due july and a. [laughter] to focus on race, michael tours, schooling, rationaliz ed identities pump promise five stanford and and 2011 requested to build an office in 200011 and integrate scholarly work with your commitment to community to engage scholarship and we want to welcome her here. and extend our gratitude to the african-american and studies to permit a co-sponsor for the word ceremony. [applause] >> good afternoon i am honored to be your brother 303rd broke awards. when israel approached me i was excited and thrilled to meet him as he it is a legend in the african-american world and long been unafraid to speak truth to power but as you may remain on non the award was also given to barber christian who was one of my professors what i was an undergraduate and she was both a brilliant scholar lonesome said teacher that cared about the growth of the stu
members of the board of regents who were opposed to clark kerr, with the idea that they could then use these allegations against try to convince other regions to find. they recruited an informer in the administration, in the university administration. >> one of the most astonishing things i found in my research is the extent to which the fbi involved itself in university affairs over a long period of time, and the extent to which the fbi developed informers at every level of the campus community, from student activists to professors, the vice chancellor, to members of the board of regents. those are just the ones that were in the documents. but ultimately, hoover's efforts bill. you could not get members of the board of regents to fire clark kerr. jerry brown's father was governor and he was a staunch supporter of clark kerr, and fbi officials relies as long as pat brown was governor, clark kerr would read as university of california president. so when ronald reagan was elected in november 1966, j. edgar hoover and other fbi officials do this as a breath of fresh it. they believe they
and ranking member mccain for their patience and persistence in allowing us to get to this vote. i think once i discuss the bill for a moment, it might not seem like it required much patience to get here but it did. i appreciate it. the history of this amendment is it began as a bill in the senate. this bill passed out of the health, education, labor and pensions committee unanimously, by unanimous consent. an identical bill passed through the house of representatives under suspension. so in many respects it is noncontroversial. i want to also thank while i'm here chairman harkin and ranking member enzi of the help committee for their help getting it through the help committee unanimously and for clearing it for a vote here today on the floor. the bill has at this point nearly 60 cosponsors. it has 18 republican cosponsors. and i wish to thank them individually and by name. senators blunt, boozman, brown of massachusetts, chambliss, cochran, collins, crapo, grassley, heller, hutchison, isakson, kirk, lugar, moran, murkowski, rubio, snowe, and wicker, in addition to all of my democratic cospon
, with this demand on the part of students has gotten greater and greater. for instance, i'm using poetry here and that both said aristotle, talking about poetry as creative writing and so one. amongst prose writers, for instance, people who teach courses euratom carver, bharati mukherjee, lynn hitching in, victim chandra you may know because he wrote secret games that we were all astonished and where the department does and because he got a $10 million advance. but he's still teaching all these years and is still in very good spirits about that, and maybe even in better spirits now that that's behind him. as well as melanie abrams chandra. amongst poets, john sharp turkoman cease coca scum who is here, lynn hitching in, jeffrey g o'bryan, whose new book of poems i met robert hast, who you may know as a poet laureate of the states and also won a pulitzer prize for national book award a couple of years ago and is very, very popular teacher. besides that come with always had great visitors from around the world. this year, for instance, there is a woman poet from ireland, catherine walsh. i was
"everything bad is good for you: how today's popular culture is actually making us smarter", he writes the great unsung story of our culture today is how many welcome trends are going up. anthony in san antonio, texas. you are on booktv with steven johnson. >> caller: good morning, mr. johnson. let me just say what a distinct pleasure it is to talk to you. i want to say in 2005, i was a counselor educator and i taught a continuing education class counselors throughout the san antonio community. believe me, i used your book, the looks were bewilderment and total aggravation. the title freak them out. learning is prefigured. the kids were teaching me. i didn't know anything about computers. how are we going to use it to guard against plagiarism? this had nothing to do with it. the resistance, as the time went on, and when i wrote my little blurb on amazon at 11 responses, only two people agreed with it. so this resistance among practitioners had to be tremendous. when the little kid wrote the iphone initiative about two or three years ago, and i played that in one of my classes, the ones
for today. we also welcome our listening audience and we invite everyone to listen to us on line at commonwealth club.org. now it's my pleasure to introduce our distinguished speaker. marc freedman is ceo and founder of encore.org, a nonprofit organization working to promote encore careers. second acts for the greater good. he spearheaded the creation of the experience core, now one of america's largest nonprofit national service programs engaging people over 55. and the purpose prize, which annually provides five, 100,000-dollar prices to social innovators in the second half of life. freedman was described by "the new york times" as the voice of aging baby boomers who will are beginning retirement for meaningful and sustainable work later in life. while the work "wall street journal" stated, in the past decade, mr. freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement. he is the author of the "the big shift" navigating the new stage beyond midlife, published in april of 2011 which "the new york times" called an imaginative work w
the use beans. in san francisco, there was a black-tie dinner in honor of the queen and prince philip at the d on memorial museum. watching the clock, mike deaver asked the been's private secretary why he was taking so long to get ready. the queen needs her tiara, more replied. he explained she has a kit with tools that she uses to decorate certainty ares by hooking on pearls or rubies or sapphires or emeralds depending on what she is wearing. when i asked the crown jeweler david thomas about this, he said it is in fact a pastime that she very much enjoys. the queen, prince philip had an easy camaraderie with george h. w. bush and his wife barbara in part because they were all close contemporaries. the 40 first president, they had both seen action in the pacific in world war ii which gave them a common bond. the queen is rather formal, bush told me, but i never found her reserve standoffish. it is hard to explain really. but she is very easy to be with. conversation comes easily. after the white house welcoming ceremony for her third state visit in 1991 when presidential aides forgot
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